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overseeing the pre- trial hearing of alleged army whistleblower bradley manning has ruled the government must prove manning wanted to aid the enemy as prosecutors have alleged. on wednesday, colonel denise lind told prosecutors to prove that manning knew or should have known the documents he's accused of passing to wikileaks would end up being seen by members of al qaeda. lind also granted a defense request to present evidence that manning carefully selected documents he knew would not harm the united states. manning has previously offered to plead guilty to releasing documents if the government drops its most serious charges, including aiding the enemy. also on wednesday, defense attorneys tried to argue for the case's dismissal on the grounds manning has been denied the right to a speedy trial. by the time his trial begins in june, manning will have been in detention for 1101 days, nearly 10 times the maximum allowed by military rules between arrest and trial. a group of foreign and algerian workers have been taken hostage in algeria in what their kidnappers call retaliation for the french
with republicans on raising the government's borrowing limit in return for cuts to government spending. the u.s. faces a new deadline of potentially defaulting on its debt next month unless the debt ceiling can be increased. republicans have maintained their stance that any borrowing hike must be offset by slashing government spending. add is what does this conference on monday, obama called the republican demand unacceptable. >> republicans in congress have two choices. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills, or they can act irresponsibly of america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leveraged to be used. the full faith and credit of the u.s. is not a bargaining chip. >> the death toll from the syrian government airstrike on a northern town has reached at least 20 people in addition to around 100 wounded. the victims were gathered in the public market when syrian warplanes bombed them from the sky sunday. the group doctors without borders says t
ourselves has been diminished by the blockade. the united states government has looked into the blockade, in january 2011, and formally found there was no lawful reason to erect a u.s. financial embargo against wikileaks. what has happened here -- and this came out in the commission documents we published yesterday -- senator lieberman and congressman peter king pressured at the very least mastercard and amazon, perhaps others, including visa, to direct and extrajudicial blockade that they were not able to successfully direct through the legislature or through a formal and the district of process. >> turning to your new book, those around the world who have been amazed that your ability to advocate transparency in government and in the corporate world through the internet might be surprised that in your book you say that the internet is a danger to human civilization. explain why. >> human civilization has merged with the internet. every society has gone onto the internet. communication between all of us as individuals as well as businesses, economic transfers, and even internal and exte
is a direct result of our government's actions in central america over many decades free of the thousands upon thousands of puerto rican zwerg recruited to work here in the united states free of the >> the feeling was we could easily -- easily over the government and make it easier for other american businesses to operate in central america. >> from the very beginning, the west depended for its labor on mexicans. >> are you a communist? the history. >> i had never seen anything like el salvador. i was more threatened their than vietnam read what was going on there was the slaughter of the innocent. >> when you finance and train a gain of butchers and they begin wholesale killing, the people don't emigrate, they fully. >> the instability we have contributed to, creating some kind of chaos in disarray that leads to more immigration, i believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots, even though they may have entered illegally. >> the reality is, america is changing. by the end of the century, a majority of the people trace their origins not to europe, but to latin america. >> we
and colleges. so for latinos, whose life is turned upside down by our own government actions and latin america that many times we are unaware of, what happens is there is this tremendous disconnect. i believe this is one of the reasons why some to the big rhetoric about immigrants takes hold in our country because we don't know. so here is junot diaz whose life is completely changed because of our actions, yet all of us as american citizens, no nothing of what we did in the dominican republic. i think that is one of the key parts of this dilma. >> the significance of the invasion of 1965? >> i think that sent a message throughout latin america and that timeframe with the united states coming out of the kennedy era, the alliance for progress era, that the united states now was the enemy of change because, obviously, juan bosch was not a revolutionary by any stretch of the imagination. he was a liberal democrat who wanted to have land reform and wanted to have basic changes in the lives of the dominican people. so when the u.s. government basically pack the coup against him, isn't the message th
been killed in u.s. drone strike inside yemen. yemeni government says the attack of four militants but the claim has not been independently verified. the attack comes one day after those of anger of the drone attacks blocked a main road linking the targeted town with the capital. the obama administration meanwhile reportedly has decided to exclude cia drone strikes in pakist from new legal oversight for targeted killings overseas. the washington post reports counter-terrorism adviser and cia-nominee john brennan has signed off on a plan to exempt the drone attacks in pakistan from a list of operations that would be covered under newly enacted rules. areas covered in the so-called play book include the process for adding names to kill lists, the principles for killing u.s. citizens abroad, and the command chain for authorizing cia or u.s. military strikes outside war zones. the exemption of drone strikes in pakistan would allow the cia to continue carrying them without -- tearing them without a legal framework for a to two years. the hostage standoff in a jury of his ended in the de
syria, with continued bombings by government planes and clashes between troops and anti-government rebels. the obama administration is continuing its push to rally support for sweeping plan to address gun violence. on thursday, vice-president joe biden called for action before hundreds of u.s. mayors gathered in washington, d.c. foreign annual meeting. in his address, biden referenced the shooting rampage in newtown, connecticut that claimed the lives of 20 children, six school staff, and the shooter's mother. >> we have to do something. i hope we all agree there is a need to respond to the carnage on our streets and in our schools. i hope we all agree that mass shootings like the one we witnessed in newtown 34 days ago cannot continue to be tolerated. that tragedy in all my years of public life i think is -- has affected the public psyche in a way i have never seen before. >> a new poll affirms vice president joe biden's claim about the impact of new town, finding it affected the public opinion on guns or deeply than other shootings. a new poll says 54% of americans believe gun co
the federal government's carbon footprint. although the white house is planning a campaign to build public support, environmentalist have been warned not to expect "full-scale engagement" what congress is preoccupied with other issues including gun control, immigration, and the federal budget. we'll have more from president obama's second inauguration after the headlines. algeria has confirmed the death toll from its recent hostage crisis and a southern gas field saying 37 foreigners and 11 workers lost their lives. the dead included three americans. the attackers came from algeria and neighboring mali as well as several foreign countries, including egypt and canada. algerian troops raided the complex over the weekend after the attackers were raided it last week, calling for an end to the french bombing of mali. meanwhile in mali, france continues to make advances in its ground invasion in the north after a week of airstrikes. french troops appear to have now taken control of the key towns of after rebel militants fled. in syria, at least 30 people have been killed in a suicide car bombing
in the world were brought to their collective knees, they went crawling to the government in search of salvation. the government obliged, allowing them to socialize on the backs of mainstream americans. the housing and job crisis they created fostered a poverty unseen in generations not just an inner-city ghettos, but also in suburbs and rural areas, crossing racial, age, and gender lines. nearly one-third of the american middle-class, mostly families with children have fallen into poverty. the book is yours for $75. the dvd of our full conversation on and off the air and the full event the night before his yours for contribution of $100. put that together and you can have them for $150. call 866-3594334. it is your call that makes the difference. you may democracy now! happen every day on linktv. on monday, we will be in the nation's capital bringing you a five-our inauguration special from 8:00 eastern standard time in the morning to 1:00 p.m. go to democracynow.org for details. please call right now, 866-359- 4334. we're going to go to the conversation and i encourage you to call
to government spending. french troops are preparing to engage in direct combat with rebels in mali after beginning the first ground offensive of the military intervention. france has launched air strikes in mali for the past six days in a bid to oust rebels that have held the country's north since march. french forces began heading north overnight, setting the stage for clashes on the ground. you can go to democracynow.org for our discussion about mali. the u.s. has backed france's operation with surveillance and logistical support. speaking in spain, defense secretary panetta said the u.s. is considering french requests for additional military help. >> we are discussing in washington some of the requests that have been made to determine exactly what assistance we can provide. our goal is to try to do what we can to provide whatever assistance is necessary in order to help them in that effort. specifically, in what areas is still something under discussion. >> the washington post reports france has asked for u.s. intelligence that could be used for targeting purposes. a request that coul
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